Joan and Jimmy tells the story of Joan Littlewood and Jimmy Miller, standing amongst the rubble of 1945 post war Britain. Jimmy Miller has changed his name to Ewan MacColl; and both are embarking on a career in radical political theatre, performing onenight stands across the North of England – early rural touring!
They founded Theatre Workshop in Kendal with a travelling troupe of storytellers and outlaws committed to the overthrow of the established order where the rich got richer and the poor got austerity – even then! In 1952 they would part company. Joan and Theatre workshop heading to London and Ewan to the folk music world. In the theatre workshop tradition, Joan and Jimmy asks the audience to reach their own conclusions and take the ending of these stories and songs beyond the village hall and into their own lives.
Audience: 12+ adults